Liz Gannes

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Our Unbloggable Nightmare Is Over: Blogger Outage Ends

Blogger is back online, after 20.5 hours during which users could not create or edit posts. The Google-owned service attributed its outage and reliability problems, which started Wednesday night, to “data corruption” that was introduced during scheduled maintenance. However, some entries from the past two days are still missing; Google said they are in the process of being restored. Now it’s off to the races for an onslaught of blog posts about the dark day and silent night when users couldn’t publish.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work